Tuesday, June 11, 2013
When a Dorchester County Sherriff’s deputy arrived at a home on Stratton Dr., No. Charleston May 24, in reference to a reported stabbing, the deputy found the victim sitting on the porch. The victim stated he was walking down the street when he felt a sharp pain on his right side. He claimed he did not know what had happened.
The deputy observed the wound, on the right side of the victim’s lower abdomen,
to be small and circular and appearing to be a gunshot wound. The victim then admitted to having been shot, saying he knew the man who shot him but refusing to tell law enforcement.
In the back of the ambulance, the victim told the responding officer that he had been in Stratton Capers – on the “low side” when the shooting happened and while he refused to identify the shooter, he directed police to an “anonymous” witness. This witness reported to police that the victim had been observed walking in the area with a gas can and the witness described the vehicles in the shooter’s yard but did not name the shooter.
Police located the yard with the described vehicles and noted a gas can in the front yard. The incident is under investigation